Caribbean skipper Denesh Ramdin has admitted middle-order batting collapses led to his team’s defeat in the recently ended Test series against South Africa. Caribbean Media Corporation reported that Denesh Ramdin said his boys’ batting was left uncovered by his and doyen batsman Shivnarine Chanderpaul’s failure.
Denesh Ramdin’s adjustment comes as the Caribbean sinked to their 7th straight series loss to Proteas, at Newlands losing the 3rd test by 8 wickets on Tuesday. South Africa won the three-match series by 2-0.
The Caribbean skipper said that everyone expected Shivnarine Chanderpaul and him to get some more runs on the board. Chanderpaul has been doing it for the previous six or seven years that he has been around. He also added that he did not have the best time. He expects that in the one-day series, he will get some runs. His recent Test form has indicated with just 5 runs from 2 Tests in the previous series against Bangladesh.
Shivnarine Chanderpaul, who got 91 runs from 5 innings, has had the slimmest tour among the Caribbean specialist batsmen and finished with exactly the same numbers as the skipper himself.
Denesh, who has not been able to build on the form he showed over the last two years, declared that it is the first time he has seen Shivnarine fail. Denesh Ramdin and Shivnarine Chanderpaul were supposed tosupply stability to the West Indies middle- order but were enforced to see as the likes of appearing batsmen Kraigg Brathwaite and Leon Johnson stood out.
Denesh was quoted saying: “We need to take ownership of our game. We make 60s and 70s and think we can keep our place for the next series but we need to score back to back hundreds”.
The first Twenty-20 match between South Africa and West Indies will be played in Cape town on Friday.
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